Compass has been publishing since 1983. We intend to put all our back numbers on the web, but this will take some time. We are beginning with the more recent issues, the ones already in digital form, but in order for you to get a better idea of where we've been, we intend to publish tables of contents for all issues first (this is in progress, but not completed). And since we have never published an index to Compass, we're including the print version page numbers in case someone is searching the hard copies.
The links below will take you to backlists which describe the issues and list some of the writers. To speed loading, the backlists are in two files, one for the 1980s and one for the 1990s. You can select the decade to go to the top of the list, or select a specific year to take you to that year's issues.
Issue titles are linked to the table of contents for the issue; from there, links will take you to the articles which are available on the web-site. Once into an issue's contents, links at the bottom of each piece will take you to the preceding or following article, the issue contents, home page, etc. If an issue's articles have not yet been put up, the Previous and Next links will take you to the table of contents for the preceding and following issues. Information on ordering copies of issues still in print can be found under our Order Desk.
In the spirit of the Internet, Compass is making the material from our archives available to all visitors. If you've been around the web at all, you'll know how to download these files to your own computer (File/Save As in most browsers). If you do this, we ask that you respect the rights of the people who produced this material: the authors, the artists and the publisher. If you wish to use this material for more than personal reading, please contact us for permission.
Of course you can read the material here, or download it to your own computer, for free. We do ask that if you find yourself making significant use of our archives -- and we hope you will -- that you send us a donation. Creating and maintaining a web-site may be cheaper than print-publishing, but it isn't free. We can only continue developing this web-site if we get some financial "appreciation." Whatever contribution you can make will be gratefully received. See the Order Desk for where to send your donation. Compass is registered as a charitable organization for purposes of Canadian income tax.
Select from the year below to go directly to descriptions of those issues.
© 1997 Compass, A Jesuit Journal and Gail van Varseveld